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'The Goonies 2' conceived by Steven Spielberg, says Richard Donner

'The Goonies 2' conceived by Steven Spielberg, says Richard Donner

LOS ANGELES, April 22 (UPI) -- Director Richard Donner divulged more secrets regarding the upcoming "Goonies" sequel while being stalked by TMZ on Easter Sunday.
Veronica Linares
'The Goonies' director wants to reunite entire cast for sequel

'The Goonies' director wants to reunite entire cast for sequel

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 7 (UPI) -- Richard Donner is producing a sequel for his 80s hit film, "The Goonies."
Veronica Linares
'Goonies' sequel may finally happen

'Goonies' sequel may finally happen

LOS ANGELES, April 5 (UPI) -- Director Richard Donner wants to bring back entire "Goonies" cast for a sequel.
Danielle Haynes

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014.
By United Press International
Sean Astin to star in FX vampire drama pilot

Sean Astin to star in FX vampire drama pilot

LOS ANGELES, July 11 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Sean Astin has signed on to star in "The Strain," a vampire pilot Guillermo del Toro is directing for FX, executive producer Carlton Cuse said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 25, 2013.
By United Press International
Astin, Howell to guest star on 'Alphas'

Astin, Howell to guest star on 'Alphas'

NEW YORK, July 5 (UPI) -- Sean Astin, C. Thomas Howell and Lauren Holly are to guest star on the U.S. science-fiction series "Alphas," Syfy said Thursday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012.
By United Press International
Astin, Baldwin shooting 'Out West' in Colo.

Astin, Baldwin shooting 'Out West' in Colo.

MANCOS, Colo., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- "Out West," a low-budget independent comedy starring Jennifer Elise Cox, Sean Astin, Beth Grant and Daniel Baldwin, is filming in Colorado, its producers said.
Corey Feldman wants 'Goonies' sequel

Corey Feldman wants 'Goonies' sequel

HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Actor Corey Feldman says he would like to see a sequel to the 1985 cult movie "Goonies."
LaBeouf, Ramsay run LA marathon

LaBeouf, Ramsay run LA marathon

LOS ANGELES, March 23 (UPI) -- Shia LaBeouf, Sean Astin, Gordon Ramsay, Andy Baldwin and Audrina Patridge were among the 25,000 participants in Sunday's Los Angeles Marathon, officials said.
Duff joins cast of 'Stay Cool'

Duff joins cast of 'Stay Cool'

LOS ANGELES, June 25 (UPI) -- U.S. actress and singer Hilary Duff reportedly has joined the cast of the big-screen comedy "Stay Cool," co-starring Winona Ryder, Chevy Chase and Jon Cryer.
'Vertigo,' 'Godfather' top AFI lists

'Vertigo,' 'Godfather' top AFI lists

LOS ANGELES, June 18 (UPI) -- The American Film Institute has named "Vertigo" the best movie in the mystery genre and "The Godfather" the best gangster picture in a new television special.
Astin, Ribisi sign up for animated film

Astin, Ribisi sign up for animated film

LOS ANGELES, April 14 (UPI) -- The voices of U.S. actors Sean Astin, Giovanni Ribisi and Anjelica Huston will be featured in the animated fairy tale "Spirit of the Forest," producers say.

Broadway vets added to '24' cast

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- The cast for the upcoming season of Fox TV's "24" will include two of Broadway's biggest stars. Two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Spinella and two-time Tony nominee Jayne Atkinson, who is currently in the film "Syriana," will join the growing list of new
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Actor Sean Astin poses at New York's Barnes and Noble bookstore at the Oct. 13, 2004 launch for his memoir "There And Back Again: A Behind The Scenes Look At Lord Of The Rings" (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)
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Sean Astin (born February 25, 1971) is an American film actor, director, and producer best known for his film roles as Mikey Walsh in The Goonies, the title character of Rudy, and Samwise Gamgee in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. In television, he appeared as Lynn McGill in the fifth season of 24. Most recently, he provided the voice for the title character in Disney's Special Agent Oso.

Astin was born Sean Patrick Duke in Santa Monica, California, the son of actress Patty Duke. At the time, it was reported that Desi Arnaz, Jr. was his biological father; in 1994, he discovered that he was fathered by Michael Tell, a music promoter and writer who edits and publishes the Jewish newspaper The Las Vegas Israelite. Tell's marriage to Patty Duke was annulled shortly before her marriage in 1972 to actor John Astin, who adopted Sean. Although Patty Duke and John Astin divorced in 1982, Sean Astin has written as an adult that he has always considered John his "real" father and continues to do so. In 1973, Duke gave birth to Astin's half-brother Mackenzie Astin, also an actor.

Astin graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in History and English (American literature and culture). He is an alumnus of Los Angeles Valley College and now serves on the school's Board of Directors of the Patrons Association and the Arts Council. He attended St. Paul the Apostle Elementary School, Bellagio Road Elementary, and the Crossroads High School for the Arts, and participated in master classes at the Stella Adler Conservatory in Los Angeles.

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